Designing for social context of mobility: Mobile applications for always-on users

Nithya Sambasivan (Corresponding author), Leena Ventä, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Minna Isomursu, Jonna Häkkilä

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    Abstract

    The informational and instrumental portabilities of mobile devices have made the devices appropriable in various contexts and for various uses. This, then, leads us to ask - -how does the always-on usage impact our day-to-day lives? Extensive investigations were carried out to uncover sociotechnical configurations, appropriations, and negotiations developed to combat perpetual technological availability. Based on the findings, we developed three prototypes, which utilize context-awareness to promote increased sociability, stress relief, and reduced intrusiveness. In this paper, we report on the user investigations, design conception, prototypes, evaluations, and broader learnings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design
    Subtitle of host publicationOpen 24/7, OZCHI '09
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages137-144
    Number of pages8
    Volume411
    ISBN (Print)978-160558854-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Duration: 23 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

    Conference

    Conference21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityMelbourne, VIC
    Period23/11/0927/11/09

    Keywords

    • Context-aware
    • Informational boundaries
    • Urban computing
    • mobile devices
    • Social aspects of mobile phones

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